PennDOT facial recognition software reveals man’s two identities
LANCASTER COUNTY, PA (WPMT) A Lancaster City man’s attempt to renew his driver’s license leads to his arrest for Identity Theft. 70 year old Luicio Reyes-Navarro went to PennDOT’s office at Regency Square in East Hempfield Township to renewal his driver’s license. PennDOT facial recognition software found that he had two driver’s licenses containing the same name and date of birth, but different social security numbers.
Pennsylvania State Police was asked by PennDOT. That investigation revealed that Reyes-Navarro altered his from Lucio Reyes-Navarro to Lucio Navarro-Reyes in order to obtain the two licenses and social security numbers.
Lucio-Reyes is alleged to have used the two identities for sole purpose of increasing his personal income and benefits. Under the stolen identity he worked five separate jobs in 2014. He filed federal and state taxes where he received a return and tax credits and under the other identity he claimed no employment to the Department of Human Services, thus receiving SNAP(food stamps) and Medical Assistance. By claiming that he was unemployed with the Department of Human Services he likely increased his benefits.
Other charges against Reyes-Navarro include Forgery, Tampering with Public Records, Filing a Fraudulent Personal Income Tax Return and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities.